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The Jews of Latin America | Lecture by Prof. Ilan Stavans

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Thomson Hall 317

Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, the State of Israel, assimilation, and questions of identity will be lenses through which to appreciate this varied journey.

From the arrival of conversos to the New World and their clash with the Inquisition, to the role Jews played during the 19th century as fosterers of modernity, up until the present time where in countries like Argentina and Mexico their place in the economy, politics, and culture is essential if also contested by the status quo.

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